Project Officer - Lived Experience (Carer)

Job posted: 08/07/2021
Applications close: 25/07/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Geelong

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Barwon Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Projects

Reference: 170981

Reference: 170981

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Geelong

  • Utilise your skills within an organisation committed to creating change

  • Enjoy rewarding role + career development+ great work life balance

  • Temporary Part Time – 48 hours per fortnight (until 31/01/2023)

About the facility 

Barwon Health'sMental Health, Drugs and Alcohol Services (MHDAS) provides integrated and recovery orientated mental health, drugs and alcohol assessment, treatment and community support to people of all ages within the Barwon region experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, mental health and / or drug and alcohol issues, and their families.

Our service is internationally recognised for its innovative clinical programs and integrated models of practice that are client centred, accessible and family inclusive. We are fortunate to enjoy strong internal relationships and have developed excellent partnerships with the local community that provide for seamless integrated care for our clients.

About the role 

This is an exciting new role within MHDAS. The Barwon Health Mental Health Drug and Alcohol services are embarking on a period of growth, building a new mental health community hub. With the support of a Project Manager, Lived Experience Consumer and Carer Project Managers will utilise their lived experience to:

  1. Ensure project planning is of the highest quality and that projects are generally delivered as planned  

  2. Support changes, acting as a point of contact and facilitating relationships between consumer advisory groups and the project team

  3. Manage inter-project dependences, resource demands and project priorities.

We are looking for a passionate, organised person who has a lived experience of overcoming mental health distress. The successful candidate will be supported to develop or consolidate project management skills. Previous experience in engaging and facilitating groups, writing agendas and minutes, public speaking and computer skills in Microsoft office are desirable.

**IMPORTANT - You must be able to work Wednesdays and Thursdays each week with the third day of work negotiable.**

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, collaborative and motivated team who work cohesively together. We promote positive, respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. As a team, we are focussed on developing the highest quality, consumer-focused care using the principles of co-design.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Access to employee wellness facility

  • Salary packaging

  • Social club

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.

At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.

We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Project Officer - Lived Experience (Carer)

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Rachel Tindall - (03) 4215 2686

Project Officer - Lived Experience (Carer)